Examination Implementing the Medical Marijuana Law: What Lawyers Need to Know

Available: In Stock
Product No: 15396
Duration: 3.00 Hours
Publish Date : 3/5/2014

Item Description :


Purchase these materials set to learn about the rapidly-advancing implementation of the voter-enacted Massachusetts law that authorizes state licensing of companies to produce and sell marijuana products for medical purposes.

The regulatory system that is being developed and implemented by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to review applications and grant licenses to “dispensaries” are discussed

The materials also address the various responses by municipalities to affect the location, operation, and impact of dispensaries through zoning bylaws and ordinances, health regulations, and negotiated host community agreements.  Additionally the legal issues facing dispensary operators in this initial “roll-out’ period, including state licensing, municipal permitting, private leases and site agreements for facility locations, and financial operations for such entities, given the uncertain status of such operations under federal law is also addressed.


- Overview of the medical marijuana statute, state regulations, and the implementation of the dispensary application and licensing system.
- Regulation at the municipal level, through zoning bylaws/ordinances, health regulations, and negotiated agreements.
- Legal issues faced by dispensary operators, including obtaining state licenses and municipal permits, determining appropriate locations, negotiating leases, and addressing operational issues.


Kay Doyle
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Patricia A. Cantor
Kopelman and Paige, P.C.

Adam D. Fine
Vicente Sederberg, LLC

Pricing :
CLE Book & Audio CD: Member $165.00
CLE Book & Audio CD: Non-Member $195.00